Tullytown Male Arrested For Sexual Abuse of Foster Child and Teen
June 16, 2020
John Michaell Evans
by Alex Lloyd Gross
Tullytown Police have arrested John Michael Evans of Lilac Lane. He was arrested and tossed in Bucks County Prison under $500,000 bail. He is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and related charges. Police said a teenage boy and his foster child were his victims. .
Evans allegedly abused the boys separately and repeatedly between January 2017 and June 2020, when the more recent victim reported the abuse to Tullytown Police. According to a criminal complaint, the boy said Evans began abusing him in April shortly after the boy, then 16, was placed in Evans’ care. Incidents of abuse occurred “too many times to count,” a criminal complaint says. In addition to abusing the boy himself, Evans possessed nude photographs of the boy and arranged sexual encounters with other men in which he included the boy. The complaint says he instructed the victim to indicate he was an adult if the men asked.
To dissuade his victims from coming forward, Evans is alleged to have told one of his victims that no one would believe him because the other child tried to tell authorities and was not believed., the criminal complaint said. That victim, told police when he was 17 years old.. He said that Evans had sexually abused him on numerous occasions. Following the victim’s initial report, a police investigation did not uncover evidence sufficient to support criminal charges.
As a result of this renewed investigation, however, charges have now been filed. Evans had extensive contact with other children in his professional and personal life and it is possible there may be additional victims in this case. Prior to his arrest, Evans worked as a bus driver for the Pennsbury and Bristol Township school districts. Investigators also believe Evans had involvement with youth sports. Anyone who believes they may have been victimized Evans or has information about others who have been victimized should contact Bucks County Detective Lt. David Kemmerer or Detective David Coyne at 215.348.6354 or Tullytown Police Sgt. Andrew Bunda at 215.945.0999 ext. 225.
These two young men have probably spared more victims from abuse at the hands of this serial child predator by bravely coming forward to police about how he victimized them,” said District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub. “I am sorry that they had to suffer this horrific abuse. We owe them a tremendous debt for their bravery.”
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